HC Deb 29 January 1962 vol 652 cc49-50W
52. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Lord Privy Seal, whether Mr. Derek Gauden, a British subject, who was arrested by the Congolese last year, without charges made, who escaped and gave himself up to the Malayan United Nations forces and who was handed back by them to the Congolese, has now been released; what he was charged with; and what information he has as to his treatment while under arrest.

Mr. Heath

Her Majesty's Embassy at Leopoldville obtained Mr. Gauden's release from prison on 16th August, and he was expelled from the Congo to Ruanda Urundi. Despite warnings, he returned to the Congo in October and was arrested a second time by the authorities at Luluabourg, released and flown to Leopoldville by the United Nations. He was again arrested on 1st November. Efforts are being made to get him released and repatriated as soon as possible.

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